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    September 14, 2012
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and at home preparing for another night of angry protests. the president there is turning up pressure to increase security. there is another story breaking overnight. a royal scandal involving princess katherine. a french magazine published some very personal photos. whe the photos were taken and the reaction from the royal couple is ahead at 6:15. right now, though, it is 6:00 a.m. we're looking at 65 degrees outside our studios. district. >> it's a friday, and it's still september. but it has a slight chill in the area. we have patchy fog forming in some of the rural areas. take a look at the view from
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space. over the last 12 hours, we've had clouds. those skies are rolling on through ahead of a front in the upper midwest now. that front coming our way later tonight. ahead of that, mid-60s right on the tidal potomac at reagan national and near the bay waters. just a half mile away from the bay, it's down to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon.
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>> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella.
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>> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were clashes between police and protesters, and now the fbi is warning of potential violence here at home. a bulletin is out warning of protests in u.s. cities and extremist groups in this country that they believe could exploit anger. melissa mollet in the news room with more on the situation. melissa, good morning. >> many good morning, aaron. though it makes no information about specific threats, the bulletin is warning first responders of large protests in the united states. this is video from cairo. protesters in the streets throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete barricade to protect the u.s. embassy there. bracing for a rally after morning prayer today. 11 u.s. compounds have been under attack. one protester has also been killed. the protests are over a film made here in the u.s. considered
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blasphemous to islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and investigating the man as well who posted this film online. he is from california. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. back to you. the bodies of ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen doherty and tyrone woods arrived in germany. what was supposed to be a moment of silence turned into a
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tense moment at mitt romney's rally in fairfax yesterday. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. > >> a heckler tried to interrupt romney as he was remembering the foreign service officials killed in libya. it was met with chants of "usa" by romney supporters. today mitt romney's running mate will visit the commonwealth. paul ryan set to hold a campaign rally at the rockingham fairgrounds in harrisonburg this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal
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poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. the alexandria man who pled guilty to trying to blow up the u.s. capitol will be sentenced later today.
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29-year-old amin al khalifi planned to carry out a terror attack. he tried to use phony weapons he received from an undercover agent who he believed to be an al qaeda operative. he faces up to 30 years in prison. today prince george's county police will canvass a neighborhood hoping to solve the murder of a 17-year-old honor student. police will hand out fliers at the kettering shopping center and mitchellville shopping center. they're looking for information on the death of amber stanley. the man broke into her home and shot her as she was sleeping last month. she had dreams of going to harvard. today central high school in prince george's county will honor a student killed earlier this week. students and staff at the school will wear light blue and release balloons to remember 18-year-old marckel ross. ross was shot and killed tuesday morning while walking to school. last night friends and family gathered for a candlelight
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vigil. prince george's county police offering up to $25,000 for information on the murder in this case. still ahead, reaction to a developing story. the new royal scandal involving princess katherine and photos taken during a private moment. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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take a look here. this is a smoke and light trail, if you will. people in colorado, arizona, utah, and nevada spotted this. they were pretty stumped. some of them called 911. turns out it was a contrail from a ballistic missile test. the sun hit it, and that creates this mystical looking light and smoke. >> that's all. an interception of a missile. that's all. >> a little smoke.
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>> luckily, nothing like that to worry about in our video. a little patchy fog in some of the rural areas. hometown forecast, new carrollton, maryland, partly sunny by the launch hour. into the mid-70s there. hour by hour for the whole region today, we'll reach near 80 by midafternoon and increasing clouds with low humidity. going out tonight, here's your friday evening planner. we'll be down to near 70 by midnight. a lot of clouds around. small chance of a sprinkle. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. following breaking news on i-95 in virginia as you approach prince william parkway. crash there has one lane getting by. i just want to show you delays as you make your way towards the accident. here's the accident scene. police and ambulance are both on the scene. again, just that right lane is getting by.
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the left side of the roadway completely blocked at this time. and delays difficult to see on this camera, but i'm going to point them out to you. at the rest area, this trail of light are solid delays. they're absolutely jammed as they try to squeeze by just the right lane as you approach prince william parkway. let's get a check of the outer loop of the beltway. your first set of delays by bw parkway. you're slow to college park. you'll get a little break, but then you're slow again on i-95 past new hampshire avenue. aaron and angie, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. 6:13 is the time. the cause that brings shaquille o'neal. and the iphone 5 has a lot of new features. but one
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a french magazine called "closer" published photos of a
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topless princess katherine. right now the couple are on a trip and have not seen the pictures. the royal couple is reacting with anger and disbelief. someone snapped the pictures while the couple vacationed in france using a long zoom lens. palace officials call the photos a, quote, grotesque invasion of privacy, and they are threatening to take legal action. there is debate brewing over the victims' fund in the colorado theater shooting. family members of the killed or wounded say the group in charge of that fund is not giving out enough money to those affected by the shooting. they're urging colorado's governor to appoint an independent arbiter to oversee the foundations. the fund has collected $5 million. the foundation, though, has given about $5,000 to each family affected by the shootings. it's also given large sums of money to different nonprofit mental health organizations. the man shot at morgan state
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university this week was visiting his cousin who plays on the school's football team. that's according to the baltimore sun, which reports a member of the team found the victim outside the student center. football coach told the paper an athletic trainer treated the victim until the paramedics got on campus. there's still no arrest in this case. today neil armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be buried at sea. there was an emotional good-bye to neil armstrong at the church yesterday. the national cathedral has a stained glass window embedded with moon rock that armstrong and crew brought back. talks between teachers and school officials are expected to pick back up today in chicago after they failed to reach a deal earlier this morning. the officiateachers returned to
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picket line today. the two sides worked on teacher evaluations, which is one of the main sticking points. union dell the union delegates are set to meet this afternoon. the iphone 5 is available by preorder online. the latest creation went on sale this morning and will ship out this week. it boasts a larger screen, faster processor, and a better camera. it also features a dot connector which has some apple fans upset. they'll have to buy all new accessories with that connector or use some for other devices. heads up to sprint and verizon customers. it will not allow to use the web to make phone calls.
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the company that makes screens for apple is not able to keep up with that phone. one plant isn't even operating at full capacity right now. volcanic eruptions in guatemala forced 30,000 people out of their homes. it sent ash nearly two miles into the sky. that along with flowing lava forced authorities to evacuate people from 17 surrounding villages. the eruptions were expected to last more than 12 hours, but they were not expected to impact antigua, the country's main tourist center. nba legend shaquille o'neal will be at the white house to talk about binge drinking at historically black colleges. they're working with shaq to develop an anti-binge drinking campaign. they say students are less likely to report binge drinking.
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the redskins may be missing their top receiver when they take the field sunday against the st. louis rams. pierre garcon is responsible for the skins' biggest play of the game last sunday against the new orleans saints. garcon made an 88-yard play, earning robert griffin iii his first nfl pass. but in the process, he bruised his foot. garcon plans to try full practice today for the first time this week. the coaches say it is possible he will not be able to play this sunday. 21 minutes after 6:00 on this friday morning. everybody is itching to get out the door for one reason or another today. >> they might want to take it a little slow. there is fog to contend with. right, tom? speaking of itching, you'll probably need a sweater this morning. later today, you can wear short sleeves. clouds passing over the west/southwest. they'll be with us from time to time this morning and into the afternoon. all these areas in dark green
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covers most of virginia, most of maryland, and most of west virginia. at reagan national now 65. near 60 right near the bay waters. storm team 4 four-day forecast near 80 by midafternoon. clouds rolling through tonight might produce an isolated sprinkle. otherwise, a dry night and a gorgeous weekend to follow. both days sunny, low humidity, highs near 80, cool mornings. as we get into next week, monday afternoon and into tuesday could get rain and then drying out after that. i'll be back in ten minutes on the storm team 4 weather deck. danella is here now with a look at traffic. >> many good morning, tom. here's an update on the breaking news. multivehicle crash causing delays. your travel speed 12 miles an hour as you approach the accident. here's a live look at the accident scene. you can see a tow truck has arrived. a multivehicle crash. and the update is that now two of your right lanes get by. just for a while, it was just
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one lane getting by. that's why you're seeing big delays. now two of the right lanes are getting by. that's a little bit better. still going to take time to get those cars towed out of the roadway. let's head over to i-270. no issues at shady grove. slow from 180 to 89. angie and aaron, back over to you. time now 6:23. police looking for victims of sneaky criminals at a local hospital.
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a woman was aparptly in a hurry. she not only ignored the warnings of a stopped school bus, she went up on the sidewalk to go around it. this was happening every morning, so the driver took out his cell phone to video that happening and show it to police. the officers were waiting. they stopped the driver.
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she said she was in such a hurry because she was taking her daughter to school. >> that blows me away. >> unbelievable. caught red happennded, a maintenance worker turned burglary suspect was caught in the act. a woman who lived in the apartment told police someone stole her medication, but there was no sign of a break-in. they set up a hidden camera and caught a former maintenance man breaking in. he now faces burglary and trespassing charges, which is why you always have to be careful with who you bring into your house or give a key to. >> 6:27 now. this morning there's a new report out that may make some federal workers pretty angry.
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we're watching the situation in egypt where protesters and police are going bark and forth. an update on a worldwide alert. and why police want you to take a close look at your bank account this morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff. another amazing morning out there, but the picture does not show us how chilly it is. >> temperatures back in the 50s overnight, but we will be bouncing back again. meteorologist tom kierein out on the storm team 4 weather deck to break it all down for us. hi, tom. >> good morning. another chill in the air this morning. it's kind of damp too. you can just feel a little more humidity in the air now. many of the rural areas we've got patchy dense fog, especially
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in parts of fauquier county and culpeper county. the visibilities are down to generally right in the low quarter mile range or so to a half mile. that's the minimum visibility there. and the temperatures closer to washington are just in the low and mid-50s. arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties, right near the chesapeake bay, the low 60s. farther west and north, parts of loudoun, prince william, fauquier, culpeper, rappahannock are only near 50 degrees. weather watchers reporting there this morning. and hour by hour, a rapid warmup by 7:00 a.m. still in the 50s with patchy fog in the rural areas. then a 20 degree jump by noontime ought to be mid-70s for the lurchl hour. highs reaching near 80 by 3:00 or so. our sunrise is getting later and later at 6:49. i'll be back in ten minutes. another hometown forecast and your friday evening planner.
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right now let's take a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning, tom. still watching things on i-95 northbound at prince william parkway. multivehicle crash still tying up the left side of the roadway. and your travel speed still slow, even slower, ten miles per hour as you make your way toward the accident. delays start right at 234. here's a live look. there is some good news. earlier, just one lane got by. now two of your right lanes are getting by. they're looking to tow this car out of the roadway. from what i can tell, that is just the remaining car in the multivehicle accident. hopefully, this accident will be clearing soon. for now, expect delays. traveling on 395, nice story to tell. a live look at edsall. travel lanes are open as you make your way north and southbound. 13 minutes to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. if you're taking the rails, i'm checking them. no reported delays at all along the metro, the marc, or the vre. angie, over to you. >> danella, thank you.
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visitors to a northern virginia hospital should check their bank accounts after someone used an atm skimmer to steal thousands of dollars. police say someone found the device earlier this week at the inova fairfax cardiac care center in falls church. someone put it on the atm near the gift shop earlier this month. that person used the device to steal from unsuspect the workers, patient, and visitors. they do believe there are more victims out there. a maryland state delegate convicted of stealing from the general assembly is expected to enter another guilty plea. delegate tiffany alston of bowie was convicted in june of stealing $800 to pay a salary of an employee in her private law office. she's now facing a second criminal charges. prosecutors say she dipped into her 2010 campaign money to buy a wedding dress and pay other expenses. alston will be sentenced for the first crime next month.
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a security guard shot at the family research council will be honored tonight. leo johnson is credited with stopping a gunman who opened fire in the building last month. johnson suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. tonight he'll receive an award at the value voters summit. police say the shooter floyd corkins disagreed with the council's politics. the board of health will reconsider regulations ons abortion clinics. back in june, the board voted to apply new hospital standards to abortion clinics, but they exempted existing abortion centers, only replying it to new ones. ken cuccinelli refused to certify those rules. he also told the board it may have to seek outside counsel if it gets sued under those guidelines. federal workers work less. that's a new report from the conservative think tank heritage foundation. federal workers put in just under 39 hours per week, and that's compared with a little more than 41 hours for those in
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the private sector. over the course of a year, that means nearly five fewer weeks spent at the office. heritage says this only reflects time at work, not work effectiveness. one federal union is calling the report misleading. the power is back on this morning in germantown after a blown fuse caught fire. take a look at this exclusive video shot by a viewer. it shows it in flames on cloper road. that fire knocked out power to more than 100 customers, including a giant food store. police had to detour traffic around that area for a while. firefighters were able to get the blaze under control. the fire wpower was restored ab 10:00 last night. a cuban diplomat said yesterday that her country was willing to negotiate with the u.s. for the release of alan gross. but the state department says they have not received any cooperation on a deal. they also believe cuba wants to
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trade gross for cuban agents jailed in the u.s. gross is serving a 15-year sentence for illegally bringing in internet equipment for cuba's jewish community. 6:37 is our time now. mitt romney heckled on a local campaign stop. >> plus people in one local neighborhood say they are trapped in their homes because of mosquitoes. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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you can't really blame this bear for hopping into the pool. police caught this young black bear in california taking a dip in a backyard swimming pool. apparently, the bear had been making rounds in other pools in that area. he did eventually take off and disappeared into the woods. probably looking for shade at that point. l.a. residents said they've seen several bears this summer, and a lot of them either looking for food or trying to cool off. apparently, it was really hot out there. this was last night actually. >> if you've got a pool the size of that, you're inviting the bear. you deserve the bear to share it. look at the view. is this house like ten stories high? >> 6:41 is our time. let's see how hot it's going to get for us today. tom? >> that's not even in the lexicon. we put hot away thankfully. time for weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. it's 6:41. low to mid-50s much of the region.
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patchy fog some of the rural areas. oak ton, fairfax county, near 60. partly cloudy by noontime, mid to upper 70s. highs reaching near 80 by midamp. low humidity. more clouds today than we've seen the last few days. if you're going out tonight, here's your friday evening planner. by 10:00, a lot of clouds around, low 70s. we do have a slight chance of a few sprinkles this evening. a look at your weekend and into next week, the seven day outlook. that's in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic now. >> tom, i'm keeping an eye on i-66. there you will find, as you make your way eastbound past sudley, an accident blocking your left lane and left shoulder lane. there is good news on i-66, though, as you make your way past fairfax county parkway eastbound, lanes are open, and your travel speed is not bad. to get to the beltway, going to
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take you 12 minutes as you drive 50 miles per hour. traveling the outer loop of the beltway, it is stop and go in montgomery county. 36 miles per hour, 15 minutes to get from i-95 to i-270. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. aaron and angie, back over to you. >> danella, thanks. developing in the middle east this morning, anti-american protesters are clashing with police in 11 countries. you're looking live at tahrir square in cairo, egypt. we've been watching this feed all morning long. we've seen police and protesters clash several times in here. now the fbi is warning of potential violence here at home. the bulletin says extremist groups in this country could exploit the worldwide furor. melissa mollet with more on that situation. >> the fbi bulletin doesn't mention specific threats, but it warns first responders here of the potential for large protests in u.s. cities. egypt's president is pleading with muslims, saying they must
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protect embassies as protesters and police clash. protesters throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete bare quaid to protect the u.s. embassy. in israel, police have boosted their presence. so far 100 people have been injured at protests at u.s. compounds. the protests over a film made here in the u.s. considered insulting to the prophet muhammad. there are four people in custody for the attacks that killed the ambassador to libya. some groups in cairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally. the fbi is now overseas also investigating the man who posted the film online. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. aaron? >> melissa mollet live for us in the news room. thank you. the bodies of four americans
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killed in the embassy attack in libya expected to arrive back in the u.s. bodies of ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, and former navy s.e.a.l.s tyrone woods and glen doherty arrived at ramstein air base in germany yesterday. others injured in the attack were on board as well as 200 others evacuated from the consulate in benghazi. a tense moment at romney's rally in fairfax yesterday. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> a heckler tried to interrupt romney as he was pausing to remember the four americans killed in libya. the protesters was met with chants of "usa" from romney supporters. romney continued on to attack the president on his handling of the situation in the middle east. and romney's running mate will visit virginia today. paul ryan set to hold a rally at
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rockingham fairgrounds in harrisonburg. in addition to mitt romney's visit yesterday, the first lady michelle obama was also in the state. she visited richmond and fredericksburg. at the same time, virginia appears to be leaning toward reelecting president obama. the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll shows the president leading romney 49-44%. he holds the same lead in florida and a seven-point lead in ohio. all three states said to be instrumental in deciding the november election. today a judge will sentence an alexandria man accused of trying to blow up the u.s. capitol. authorities stopped 29-year-old amine al khalifi after he tried to blow up a weapon he got from an undercover fbi agent. he pleaded guilty and xwps up to 30 years in prison. today prince george's county police will renew their efforts to solve the murder of a 17-year-old honor student.
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police will hand out fliers at the kettering plaza shopping center and the mitchellville shopping center. they're looking for information on the death of amber stanley. a man broke into her home and shot her as she lie in bed last month. stanley was a senior at charles flowers high school and had dreams of going to harvard. today central high school in prince george's county will honor a student killed this week. staff will wear light blue and release balloons to remember 18-year-old marckel ross. ross was shot and killed tuts morning while walking to l school. prince george's county police are offering up to $25,000 for information on either murder case. 6:47 right now. a new ad campaign is being launched here in the district. it aims to create a better environment for transgender people. mayor vincent gray unveiled five ads on display in the coming weeks. they reveal photos of transgender people who live in d.c. the message is to make sure transgender people have access
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to employment and housing -- equal access, that is. and that incidents of discrimination are reported. the casino issue in maryland is still up for debate. one company is doing its part to add a sixth casino to the state. mgm resorts opened an office at national harbor yesterday. the company plans to provide information on possible job opportunities with the new casino if it's built. probably a fair amount of celebrating after the closing bell. a great day on wall street. things looking up again today all because of a big announcement from the head of the federal reserve. cnbc's seema moti live to tell us what it means for you. >> good morning. here is the big announcement. the federal reserve making a big boost to the economy. the fed will buy $40 million in
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mortgages every month until it sees a sustained upturn. it's designed to drive down mortgage rates and ease wore borrowing costs for businesses. it may give a boost to the stock market, which we're seeing now, increase americans' net worth. lower mortgage rates may continue to fuel the refinancing boom over the past year. shaving money from your monthly payment may encourage you to invest that extra cash back into your home or plow it back into the economy. however, economists say lower rates may not spur companies to hire more workers or invest in new equipment and technology. keep that in mind. the house of representatives has passed a six-month stop gap spending bill. the move helps avoid a potential government shutdown, which could hurt lawmakers' re-election chances in november. the senate is expected to pass a measure next week in the final piece of substantive legislation before election day. that's what we're watching today from new jersey. back over to you. >> seema, have a great weekend.
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d.c.'s department of health will meet today to try to figure out a way to solve the growing mosquito problems in the district. people living on "m" street northwest near 10th blame these canopy keepers used to water trees along the sidewalks. they say it's a breeding ground for mosquitoes. with the threat of west nile virus, residents are extra cautious about how long they're staying outside. >> you can't sit out anymore. it's just been awful. and knowing someone who's had west nile virus lastincapacitat your mind all the time now. >> health experts say to pour out or get rid of any standing water in your yard or neighborhood. they also recommend using mosquito repellant and avoid walking outside around dusk and dawn, which is kind of hard because we're closing in on summer.
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>> if you're a fan of the boss, bruce springsteen's wrecking ball concerts have been running three hours long. the band says the concert will feature a free wheeling, gut stealing heart wrenching group of songs and feature the largest "e" street band ever. they're going to be rocking and rolling at nats park for sure. >> the stands will be filled. a lot of people wondering, what's the weather going to be like? >> going to rain on their concert. >> the springsteen song "glory days," and we've had glory days all this week. it does look like it's going to be good weather for the concert tonight. a lot of things going on. the bluemont fair going on saturday and sunday in beautiful bluemont, virginia, in loudoun county. the rally for clean water that's taking place at the georgetown waterfront park. that's tomorrow at 11:00 in the morning. in addition, the great frederick fair under way now in frederick, maryland, at the fairgrounds in
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frederick. and "h" street festival. that's a big festival going on tomorrow. that starts at noon "h" street in washington. over 50,000 people will be there. some interest in the forecast. are we going to be doing this come monday morning? take a look at this photo sent in by one of our viewers of fourth graders griffining. >> i love it. >> will we be doing this monday morning? >> that's awesome. >> this was sent in by teachers miss lily and mrs. gogle's fourth grade class. let's hope we are going to be doing that on monday morning. we're certainly celebrating a gorgeous sunrise. there it is, sun now just coming up. that's a live view from our nbc 4 city camera. a live view at reagan national. a few wispy high clouds coming over. fog in the rural areas, down in the 50s. all these areas in dark green covering maryland, eastern shore, out into the mountains.
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wispy clouds covering north and west. by noontime, low to mid-70s, low humidity, gorgeous middle of the day. more clouds likely by this afternoon. have it peaking near 80 by midafternoon. back into the 70s early evening. going out tonight, here's your evening planner. might have a passing sprinkle, slight chance of that. high school football games tonight. back down near 70 tomorrow night. then tomorrow morning, near 60. saturday, sunday, beautiful with sunshine. highs near 80 each afternoon, low humidity, and a chance of rain monday afternoon and evening and perhaps into tuesday. danella, how's traffic? >> still keeping an eye on a couple of problems in our area. if you're traveling 66 eastbound at sudley, still have the crash there can bblocking your left l and left shoulder lane.
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16 miles an hour to get past the accident, and then not so bad as you head past the beltway. i-95, crash at prince william parkway still blocking the left lane. you are able to get by on the right. pretty slow to get to the beltway. as you're traveling from quantico, you're driving at 28 miles an hour. let's head over to the beltway in prince george's county, taking the inner loop at 201, no issues there. outer loop looks nice as well. not hitting the brakes until you get to i-95. then you're slow to georgia avenue. >> danella, thanks. sticking with issues on the roads, installing cameras to watch the cameras. police georges county police say there has been an increase in vandalism on the speed cameras the last few months. so police are installing speed cameras to watch speed cameras. since april, six speed cams have been vandalized, costing thousands of dollars to replace. police hope to have 12
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surveillance cameras up in the next couple of months. also, let's move it to the rails. riding the rails may be a little safer. metro installed a new monitoring system that can detect and warn of the same kind of problem that led to the deadly 2009 crash on the red line. before, the transit agency reviewed data twice a day. metro has been running all trains in manual mode. but this new system may help the transit agency return to automated control. metro's new rush plus program has gotten mixed reviews, especially from blue line riders. metro is hoping a little extra change will smooth things over. since starting rush plus, blue riders have complained about having less trains. metro offering you a $5 fare card to transfer to the yellow line, which gets more trains during the rush. you can get the free fare cards tuesday and wednesday between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. at the pentagon city and l'enfant plaza
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metros. the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this moerng. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in the south lawn ceremony. that event is going to take place around 10:00 this morning. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take home the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with all your weather, traffic, and breaking news.
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